News Weed: Trump’s H-1B Policy Aimed at Boosting India’s Beti Bachao Initiative

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News Weed: Trump’s H-1B Policy Aimed at Boosting India’s Beti Bachao Initiative

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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umbai, April 25. Over the last few years, India has lost hundreds and thousands of promising young women to the siren song of the H-4, issued to spouses of H-1B visa holders in the USA. But today, the Trump administration might be changing that.

In a stunning show of solidarity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Donald Trump plans to discontinue the work authorisation for H-4, meaning India’s daughters will be back to twiddling their thumbs as their eligible H-1B husbands bring home the paneer. Or better yet, they’ll just return to where they belong, in humara Bharat mahan.

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